Come And Be Our Guest: Beauty And The Beast Releases New Images

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Beauty and the Beast is definitely my most anticipated film of 2017.

Let’s be real here, folks. I’ve been waiting for this version ever since I saw the musical on Broadway when I was 9-years-old. This is years in the making. Years.

Belle is my favorite princess. Beast is my favorite prince. I have been wanting knowledge of this film ever since it was announced. Seeing the trailer is like one of my top fan priorities.

I want this film in my life. From what I’ve seen, I’ve liked the look.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we get to see even more of the film’s look.

The Disney live-action version of the fairytale is the cover story for this week’s issue of the magazine. With it? Comes a lot of pictures and maybe we get to learn something new as well.

But first? The pics.

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I’m pretty pleased with how this is looking. Translating from 2D images to reality is always going to be tricky, things will never look quite right. That’s biggest complain I heard from fans, mainly focused on the castle inhabitants turned enchanted objects. But I think that it all looks pretty good.

Dan Stevens’ Beast does seem to be a proper sort of fellow. That library looks amazing. Luke Evans as Gaston is absolute perfection.

But oh my God Emma Watson as Belle? I’m so happy with everything in my life.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Watson talked about how some of Belle’s backstory changed. Remember in the animated movie how Maurice was a inventor? In this film, he’s a music box maker of some sort. Belle is the inventor of the family.

Watson said: “In the animated movie, it’s her father who is the inventor, and we actually co-opted that for Belle. I was like, ‘Well, there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books. Also what is she doing with her time?’ So, we created a backstory for her, which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine, so that, instead of doing laundry, she could sit and use that time to read instead. So, yeah, we made Belle an inventor.”

Get it, Belle!

Now all I need in my life is the trailer and we will be good to go.

Beauty and the Beast comes out March 17, 2017.

Bec Heim